- IPA: /ˈkælkjʊleɪt/, /ˈkælkjəleɪt/
calculate (calculates, present participle calculating; past and past participle calculated)
- (transitive, mathematics) To determine the value of something or the solution to something by a mathematical process.
- Calculate the square root of 3 to 10 decimal places.
- (intransitive, mathematics) To determine values or solutions by a mathematical process; reckon.
- (intransitive, US, dialect) To plan; to expect; to think.
- To ascertain or predict by mathematical or astrological computations the time, circumstances, or other conditions of; to forecast or compute the character or consequences of.
- 1591, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Sixt, […]”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act IV, scene i]:
- A cunning man did calculate my birth.
- to calculate or cast one's nativity
- To adjust for purpose; to adapt by forethought or calculation; to fit or prepare by the adaptation of means to an end.
- [Religion] is […] calculated for our benefit.
- to calculate a system of laws for the government and protection of a free people
- (determine value of or solution to) compute, reckon (old), work out
- (determine values or solutions) compute, reckon (old)
- French: calculer
- German: kalkulieren, berechnen, ausrechnen
- Italian: calcolare
- Portuguese: calcular
- Russian: вычисля́ть
- Spanish: calcular